Starting in Season 5, Formula E puts its second-generation specification car on the grid. The chassis of the Gen2 car is again provided by the specialised manufacturer Spark. The MGU03 motor-generator unit jointly developed by Audi and technology partner Schaeffler continues to be optimised. It consists of the motor, inverter, gearbox, parts of the rear suspension plus the related software.
95 per cent of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s powertrain is new. In addition, ten per cent of weight is saved compared to the previous model. Thanks to better battery capacity Formula E now uses only one car per driver, eliminating the previously required car changes halfway into the 45-minute racing distance.
Title defender Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler again delivers gripping racing brimming with variety – from the heat record E-Prix in Santiago de Chile to the Paris event in pouring rain and hail. Twice again Lucas di Grassi is the big winner under the banner of the four rings: in Mexico City, where the Brazilian charges from second place to first on the final meters, and in Berlin, where he secures another home triumph for the factory team.
With ten podium finishes, one pole position and eight extra points for the fastest race lap, the Audi e-tron FE05 that’s fielded by the new Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing as well is the most successful Formula E car of the season. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler takes second place in the teams’ and di Grassi third in the drivers’ classification.